Cilla & Rolf Börjlind

On the Mekong River in Thailand, the former police and homeless man Tom Stilton slides down in a primitive canoe. In his pocket he has a photo of an unknown man and the name of a lost riverboat. He is heading into the Golden Triangle in search of a dark secret – a journey that forces him to deal with his past, and to reconcile with a crime he recently committed.

Meanwhile, Olivia Rönning gets a special assignment. A family has been killed in their car, and the horrifying dead has shaken Sweden. An offender is arrested and convicted. But one day retired criminal commissioner Mette Olsäter contacts Olivia, convinced there has been a scandalous trial of justice and she wants Olivia to open up the investigation again. An investigation which leads her into a world of sexual abuse and men who are ready to do anything to keep their power.

Gangrene is the fifth book about Tom Stilton and Olivia Rönning.

440 pages

Rights sold

Belgium: AW Bruna
Czech Republic: Euromedia
Denmark: Rosinante
Finland: Schildts & Söderström
Germany: btb
Netherlands: AW Bruna
Norway: Gyldendal
Slovakia: Ikar
Sweden: Norstedts


”Cilla and Rolf Börjlind have gone from clarity to clarity with their polisthrillers. With ever book the literary language have fallen more and more into place, and the new one is no exception. Gangrene is characterized by a relaxed and quiet humoruous narrative, which is nicely balanced against the thrilling content and serious substance. Once again, I have to say that this is the Börjlind’s best book so far.”

”There are extremely many author couples in the literary homicide genre in Sweden. I am tempted to say, the Börjlind’s are most skilled of them all when it comes to constructing an unprecedented story/…/ The reader is invited onto a rollercoaster ride in the most breaknecking class. Stilton is tough and soft at the same time, and he has a honorary code that both helps and torments him.”
Dast Magazine/SWE

“I threw myself over this, and besides the story being up to date, it’s both exciting and interesting, of course.”

”Gangrene is a dear reencounter and once again Cilla & Rolf Börjlind show elite class when it comes to writing a multifaceted thriler which challenges both boundaries and norms.”
Johannas Deckarhörna/SWE

”The book is well written, suspenseful, nasty and dramatic. I warmly recommend it”
Bims blog/SWE

”I love these books and I can’t wait for the next”